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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math



In astronomy, learn about our solar system and the evolution of our universe. From multimedia presentations, classes in the planetarium, and field experiences, learn how to observe celestial phenomena. Understand astronomy and the science behind it. While Sierra College does not offer astronomy degrees, many of our classes count toward your degree and transfer. You do not need an extensive background in science or math to take Astronomy classes.

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Amie Weaver, Success Center Specialist

Certificates in Astronomy

Put Your Mind to It

Astronomy graduates work in many fields, including teaching, research and aerospace engineering. Find jobs as astronomy researchers, engineers, teachers, professors, aerospace engineers or astronauts.

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One amazing thing I found at Sierra was the determination and networking among science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students. I didn’t expect this when I first began at Sierra. I pretty much thought I was going to be on my own, but this wasn't the case at all. It was great to have a close network of people who shared a lot of the same classes and interests because we would work together to achieve our goals. Nadia Delgado Toledo, Biochemistry Major and TRiO Graduate (not pictured)

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    Study chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering to offer solutions to real-world problems.
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    Learn about everything from subatomic particles to black holes. Discover the universal laws of force, energy and more.

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